In a statement Mims Davies said:
“Approximately 80% of traffic currently passing through Botley is non-local through traffic that will be encouraged to divert onto the bypass. This will provide the opportunity for significant improvements in the High Street for residents and businesses which will be based around a traffic calming scheme.
“I am delighted Hampshire County Council have progressed this scheme, listening to residents and are working toward a suitable solution which will change lives. I thank Councillor Humby and all the team involved for working with me, the Parish Council and others to bring this key scheme forward.”
The MP added that she has been lobbying the Government for funding for the Botley Bypass since she was first elected in May 2015, and has worked closely with Roads Ministers and Hampshire County Council to ensure the project will be delivered for Botley residents.
The £10 million was awarded from the Housing Infrastructure Fund administered by the Ministry of Housing, Communities and Local Government.